Psalm 112:4
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Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.

King James Bible
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Darby Bible Translation
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

World English Bible
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, gracious, merciful, and righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There ariseth light in the darkness - The upright are always happy; and when tribulations come, God lifts up the light of his countenance upon him, and causes all occurences to work together for his good.

He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous - He enjoys the favor of God; that grace makes him compassionate; and in the general tenor of his conduct he is righteous. From these principles he shows favor (Psalm 112:5) to him that needs it; that is, to the real poor he gives of his substance; and others he obliges by lending, they not being utterly in want, but standing in need only of a little present help. But he takes heed to whom he gives and to whom he lends; that in the first case his bounty may be well applied, and in the second he may not oblige the person who only seeks, under the notion of a loan, to appropriate the money borrowed. To prevent evils of this kind he acts prudently, and guides his affairs with discretion, Psalm 112:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

there ariseth

Psalm 37:6 And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Job 11:17 And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...

Isaiah 58:10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity...

Micah 7:8,9 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob...

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

he is gracious

Psalm 106:1 Praise you the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Luke 6:36 Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

2 Corinthians 8:8,9 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love...

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

Ephesians 5:1,2,9,15 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children...

Colossians 3:12,13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering...

righteous

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:7,10 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous...

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Letter viii (Circa A. D. 1130) to Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor
To Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor He praises Gilbert, who practised poverty in the station of Bishop. The report of your conduct has spread far and wide, and has given to those whom it has reached an odour of great sweetness. The love of riches is extinct; what sweetness results! charity reigns; what a delight to all! All recognise you for a truly wise man, who has trodden under foot the great enemy with true wisdom; and this is most worthy of your name and of your priesthood. It was
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Isaiah xxvi. 3.--"Thou shall keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." Christ hath left us his peace, as the great and comprehensive legacy, "My peace I leave you," John xiv. 27. And this was not peace in the world that he enjoyed; you know what his life was, a continual warfare; but a peace above the world, that passeth understanding. "In the world you shall have trouble, but in me you shall have peace," saith Christ,--a peace that shall make trouble
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Esther 8:16
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Job 11:17
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.

Job 22:28
What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.

Psalm 37:26
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Psalm 97:11
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

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